Louise is a Scottish coastal artist who uses a limited paint palette and blends it with natural handmade pigments taken from rocks and pebbles found along the beaches of North East Fife, mixing a piece of the landscape into her paintings. Based at her home studio near St Andrews, she processes the rocks down to a fine powder that can be stored dry, ready to use with a binder to create her own art materials. Primarily working in acrylics for her own paintings, she also makes watercolours and wax pastels with the pigments using locally sourced honey, beeswax and there’s even a drop of local whisky in her ingredients list!
Louise will join us for an afternoon of inspiration, taking you through the process of natural paint making, starting with pigment hunting at one of the many local beaches.
This is a truly unique opportunity enhancing your creativity even further. Providing you with everything you need to create your own pigments by breaking down your chosen rocks and then using your pigment with a watercolour medium.
Louise will also provide some pre-made pigment and ingredients to make a wax pastel for you to take home.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
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